In writing up my AGM report for tomorrow’s event I am just reflecting on the wonderful contributors we have had this year. I want to say thank you for all you have done.
Thank you to Gayle Vermont who has dedicated herself to crafting programs and support that our Members need and cannot get elsewhere, especially in employment. Also to her sidekick Kathryn and Tim who are quietly delivering employment support. Elisa volunteering her expertise for our surveys towards measuring outcomes and Elena with our support systems.
Our Events team who have provided six major events across the year seamlessly as volunteers. Anna and her team who have contributed the lovely and conveniently located Bayview Eden Hotel for our events and tomorrow.Emma who supports everyone with no fuss. Our Group Leaders who spend time each month leading our peer groups and social fun. Our calm Help team who share their knowledge of lived experience with those needing guidance and support.
Thank you to our supporters such as those who provide grants to our social change organisation. This includes the free tickets from the Arts Centre’s First Call Fund to some amazing events, and Variety for their Children’s Christmas Party which is such a highlight for our Primary kids. Also Tim and his team at DHHS supporting us and the Autism Advisory Group to help deliver change in our sector. Thank you to AFDO as well for their support and guidance.
Then there are those who provided bequests and donations– you know who you are and we appreciate your thoughtful contribution to our resource-stretched not for profit. Thank you.
Almost finally our Board who drive our not for profit with such passion and determination to empower our members, contributing time when they have none. You have all delivered the changes we were seeking and provided thoughtful and impactful hours of dedication.
Finally our Members who are why we exist. Our community give us the energy and collaboration to help change our world for the better in our small way. Thank you for being you with all the strengths you have and your challenges. We try hard to see and hear you. Thank you to anyone I have missed! Aspergers Victoria is such a community effort.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow to celebrate this past year and what is to come. Tamsin